Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentor program is a free service to RIT students and is a certified Peer Educator program through the College Reading and Learning Association. Peer Mentors are student leaders whose experience provides valuable knowledge, relatable support, and advice for their peers based on their own experiences. They are available throughout the semester to meet with students via drop-in at our Study Centers or by scheduling a meeting. Their mentorship is designed to help their peers develop academic success and self-advocacy skills, but it is important to note that Peer Mentors are not tutors, instructors, or academic advisors.

Academic Coaching

Peer Mentors can guide students through topics like: 

  • Academic Organization 
  • Time management
  • Preparing for exams and finals 
  • Staying engaged with difficult courses 
  • Managing procrastination
  • Project management

For topic inquiries or a full list, contact

Peer Mentors are well versed in the Study Toolkit which houses various handouts and study strategies, and when applicable, will introduce these resources to students during their conversations.


Peer Mentors are also available to facilitate workshops for organizations, clubs, and classes. Here is a short list of potential workshop topics:

  • Academic Success Center Overview
  • Starting Your Semester Well
  • Preparing for tests and finals
  • How to better organize your academic work
  • Time Management

Request a Workshop

Event Collaboration

Additionally, Peer Mentors are available to collaborate with campus partners and student organizations for your next event! Contact the Coordinator, Peer Education and Academic Coaching so we can discuss potential ways to support your program's efforts.